Happy New Year!

Yoohoo!!! We Made it!

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Personal Style – Fringed Knit Dress

This outfit was from Brussels from over the weekend as I talked about here.

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Travel Post: Brussels.

Heyyyy guys!

How you doinggggg? (Can you guess someone is feeling good?)

I was desperately craving an escape ‘cos I was up to my neck with work/school etc and this window to go to Brussels (Belgium) for the weekend with 7 of my friends and classmates came up and I was definitely up for it.

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Street Style From Pitti Uomo, Florence

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As you all know, no fashion event is complete without the street style photographs. With all the men who attended the Pitti Uomo event in Florence looking dapper-as-hell in their suits and charisma and the perfectly cut beard, it would be deemed a sin not to get photos of them.

Enjoy some of the photos I shot at the Ethical Fashion Initiative x Pitti Immagine event and the Pitti Uomo exhibitions.

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“Constellation Africa” – Pitti Immagine x Ethical Fashion Initiative

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One of the looks from Dent De Man

On Thursday 18th 2015, Dent de Man, MaXhosa by Laduma, Orange Culture and Projecto Mental showcased their Spring/Summer 2016 collections in Florence at Pitti Uomo 88.

These were the first menswear brands selected and supported by ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative for its African Designer Programme.

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Getting Over My Phobias; A Case Of My Visit To Lake Como

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If you know me well, you will know i have a phobia for almost everything. I mean, everything.. Heights, large shower heads, large mass of water, drainage channels, creeping insects.. Basically, everything. You feel me? So going to a Lake for a holiday wasn’t a first choice. I have been to Como before but it wasn’t as detailed as this so I didn’t have enough information to write on it.

Lake Como (Lago di Como in Italian) has an area of 146 square kilometers (56 sq mi), making it the third-largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400 metres (1,300 feet) deep, it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe, and the bottom of the lake is more than 200 metres (660 ft) below sea level. (That was Wikipedia, not me).

This time around, I went with a couple of people – my flatmate, Maggy and two guys from church who were also bored like us and were looking for where to go for the Easter Monday holiday. The train from Milan to Lake Como took about an hour, three minutes and boy, was it crowded! It was as if there was a general consensus that everyone in Milan should go to Como that day.

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My first impression of the entire area was “OMG everywhere is so blue!” (Well, duh! Its a lake). But yeah, really, it was blue and beautiful. The water was clear and some people had their feet in it just sitting by the cobblestone steps by the lake.

Note: It’s Spring so it’s still too cold to whip out the bikinis and play in the water, which I saw people do last year.

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There was a large fountain and trust I took pictures with it, although I couldn’t go so close (thankfully).

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The most fun (and scary!!!) part of my experience was the paddle boat. Did you read that? I was going to be in a boat and paddle it myself.. Which meant my destiny was in my own hands. LOL. It took at least 10 minutes before I settled and stopped getting scared that it would topple over and I’d just sink to the bottom of the lake (because I cant swim, obviously) and the little fishes inside will feast on my skin.

Honestly, it wasn’t so bad.

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Some of the boats.

We paid 5 euros for two boats and we were given a time frame of 30 minutes each… Which was a pretty good deal, if you ask me.

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Who knew I could smile so much while surrounded by so much water!
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I was thinking, “I made it out alive, whew!”

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Warning: Skip leg day at the gym if you’re going to take the paddle boat. I couldn’t stand for like 15 minutes.

Anyway, we were pretty much tired after this and we went to eat and went back to Milan. Overall, it was a great experience. I’ve learnt that stepping out of my comfort zone is only scary for like some minutes and then I relax into it and (I hate to say this) enjoy it.

Also, I discovered many famous people have or have had homes on the shores of Lake Como, such as Matthew Bellamy, Madonna, George Clooney. Maybe next time I visit, I can go-a-knocking. Haha.

Till next time… xx

Outfit Details

Tee Shirt (Inscription says “You Can Sit With Me”) – Zara (Similar Here)

Shorts – Tally Weijl (Similar Here)

Loafers – H&M (Similar Here and Here)

Coat – Stradivarius (Similar Here and Here)